Are you looking for a way to transform your garden into a special retreat for relaxing and burning-off stress? Then look no further than evergreen plants, tress and shrubs.
Evergreen plants can provide privacy from noisy neighbors and strangers walking the street. In addition, the plants can add year round color and attract wildlife throughout the coldest of days.
So, the first question you may ask is what exactly is an evergreen? Evergreen plant refers to any plant that keeps it leaves during the winter. When growing the plants you have option of ground covers, flowering plants, shrubs and trees to name a few.
Cypress, holly, juniper, spruce, fir, cedar, pine, and yew a few common evergreens you may have heard of before.
Juniper is a frequently used as ground cover. It can also be found as a Bosai plant. Eight inches high is about the most the plant will grow. It has an attractive bluish-green color that, during winter, tends to turn a to shade of purple.
The Blue Rug Wiltoni is another common juniper variety. This flat growing plant has branches growing out from the base of the plant. They often stretch eight feet across with a silver blue color that is quite appealing to the eye.
Flowering Evergreen Plants
The sweet aroma of Lavender is reason enough to include it in your garden. They are well known for filling the night air with sweet perfume.
In addition, the purple flowers of the Lavender are quite a sight to be seen. Just sit back and enjoy the scent and sight this wonderful plant has to offer.
The snowmound is a really nice shrub to include in your garden for year round color. Its leaves are bluish-green and they pop-out by the hundreds just as white as fresh fallen snow. The scientific name is for the shrub is Shirobana Spirea
Barberry is shrub that can make a wonderful backdrop for your landscape. The Rosy Glow Variety has red and purple leaves that add a wonderful splash of color wherever grown. To add more color the Golden Barberry makes a great choice.
It has bright yellow leaves and will maintain its color as long as the plant receives plenty of sun. When kept in an area that receives more shade the leaves change to a lime green color.
Carefully selected shrubs can be the showpiece of any garden. With an artistic eye and steady hand they can be shaped into virtually anything you desire. And if they are evergreens, you get enjoy them all year long.
The Carolina jasmine is a great evergreen vine to grow on a trellis or fence. The vine will bloom from the end of winter through spring. Dark green leaves with fragrant yellow flowers are the talking point of this plant.
When you looking for a place to unwind while enjoying the sights and sounds of nature, evergreen plants, shrubs and groundcovers make a great choose. Regardless where you live there is a evergreen that will fit perfectly into your landscape theam.